Who Are Some of the Larger Mushroom Buyers in Oregon?

Germany, Japan and local restaurants are some of the larger buyers of mushrooms in the state of Oregon. The exact sales figures are not known because the wild mushroom market in Oregon is cash based with both buyers and sellers typically being highly secretive in reporting financial transactions.

Much of Oregon's wild mushroom harvests are bartered as well which also makes assigning a dollar figure to the transactions difficult. Because the price of different types of wild mushrooms fluctuates, many times the only way to get an indication of how many millions of dollars worth of fungus are harvested in Oregon is to calculate the total amount of commercial mushroom gathering permits that are sold.